A Snared, ‘Bloody’ Businessperson Pleads with Macy’s for Help (PHOTOS)

Published by Danny Prater.

Dressed in business attire and a large faux-fur coat, a PETA member was “snared” on a large red Macy’s star, her foot seemingly caught in a trap, while other protesters held signs outside the company’s annual meeting in Cincinnati. Inside, a representative of PETA—which holds shares in the company in order to put pressure on it—asked Macy’s to stop selling fur from minks, foxes, chinchillas, beavers, rabbits, and other animals.

peta anti-fur protest at macy's 2018 annual meeting

PETA’s powerful presence, both inside and outside the meeting, captured the attention of Macy’s executives, employees, and shareholders. We will continue to pressure the company until it finally makes the ethical, compassionate decision to drop fur.

macy's annual meeting cincinnati 2018 peta anti-fur protest

Six investigations in the last year alone have revealed that many animals killed for fur spend their entire lives inside tiny cages, where they frantically pace back and forth, gnaw on the bars, and mutilate themselves. Animals trapped in the wild can suffer for days before dying of blood loss, frostbite, gangrene, or attacks by predators. Those who aren’t dead when the trappers return are typically shot, strangled, stomped on, or bludgeoned to death. Hundreds of top designers and retailers—including Armani, John Galliano, Gucci, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, and Versace—have dropped fur and are already selling their faux-fur designs in Macy’s stores.

a steel trap at a peta protest targeting macy's continued sale of fur


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Fur is officially dead—most consumers, designers, and retailers want nothing to do with beating, electrocuting, and skinning animals alive. PETA and conscientious consumers everywhere are calling on Canada Goose to get with the times and drop fur. Join the effort now:

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind